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US Citizens Arrested As Part Of Suspected Mercenary Group Hired To Quell Protests In Haiti

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US Citizens Arrested As Part Of Suspected Mercenary Group Hired To Quell Protests In Haiti

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On February 17th, a group of 8 individuals, 5 of whom US citizens, carrying weapons were arrested in Haiti. Initial reports claimed that the group was comprised of 7 Americans and 1 Haitian.

However, Haitian Foreign Minister Bocchit Edmond confirmed that the group consists of 5 US citizens, 2 other foreigners and 1 Haitian citizen.

Haiti’s police chief, Michel-Ange Gédéon, told CNN the eight individuals are being held for possession of illegal weapons.

CNN also cited local authorities, who claimed the group was arrested on conspiracy charges, but the foreign minister did not provide a comment on the issue.

In an interview with CNN, Gédéon said the individuals arrested were in possession of automatic weapons, pistols, satellite phones and drones. Gédéon said the people were taken into custody while in suspicious cars without license plates.

The US State Department issued a statement Monday confirming arrests by the Haitian National Police of “a group of individuals, including some US citizens.”

“When US citizens are arrested overseas we seek Consular Access as soon as possible and provide appropriate Consular assistance as provided by the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.”

On February 14th, the US State Department also issued a Level 4 “Do not travel” travel advisory for Haiti, citing “crime and civil unrest” and “widespread, violent, and unpredictable demonstrations in Port-au-Prince and elsewhere in Haiti.”

It also ordered all “non-emergency US personnel and their families” to leave Haiti, saying the country has “limited ability to provide emergency services to US citizens in Haiti.”

“Protests, tire burning and road blockages are frequent and unpredictable,” the advisory stated.

“Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common. Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents, and emergency response, including ambulance service, is limited or non-existent.”

Haiti Info Project also reported that according to Popular Democratic Sector the arrested individuals are part of a team of mercenaries hired by Haitian President Moise Jovenel and working with USPGN to extinguish protests.

The twitter account also presumably got threatened after posting the report of the arrested alleged mercenaries.

One of the individuals is a Serbian citizen, and according to Haiti Info Project there is no Russian individual part of the group, despite some reports.

The twitter account also gave a stark comparison between how detainees who are foreigners and those are Haitian are treated by local authorities.

There were also pictures of some of the weapons and gear found in their possession.

Colonel Assad also reported that the individuals are connected to Kroeker Partners, a company that “builds operational and logistical capacity of security sector, rule of law, justice and governance related systems around the world.”

Finally, there are identification documents posted online at least for some of the members of the group:

US Citizens Arrested As Part Of Suspected Mercenary Group Hired To Quell Protests In Haiti

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US Citizens Arrested As Part Of Suspected Mercenary Group Hired To Quell Protests In Haiti

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US Citizens Arrested As Part Of Suspected Mercenary Group Hired To Quell Protests In Haiti

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US Citizens Arrested As Part Of Suspected Mercenary Group Hired To Quell Protests In Haiti

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US Citizens Arrested As Part Of Suspected Mercenary Group Hired To Quell Protests In Haiti

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Since February 7th, thousands of people have been protesting in Haiti over soaring inflation and allegations of government corruption.

Opposition groups are demanding an investigation over claims that officials and former ministers misappropriated development funds from an oil deal signed between Caribbean countries and Venezuela.

Demonstrators have demanded the resignation of President Moise, in power since 2017.

He rejected the calls, saying he would not leave the country in the “hands of armed gangs and drug traffickers.”

There are on-going reports of excessive violence being used against the people. Protesters go to the streets against the “US puppet regime,” which the US is currently also potentially trying to instate in Venezuela.

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  • Nowruz

    Kill them or have them imprisoned.

    • Ivanus59

      Yes please. If these guys are zionist mercenaries, then I’d rather not have that Serbian return to my country alive.

      • John Whitehot

        no worries.

        he’s got a green card expiring in 2022 and with this episode he probably gained full US citizenship.

    • Bob

      Most countries would have some very old legislation on the books regarding foreign nationals and sabotage and insurrection – legislation dating back to both world wars. But for now those US mercenaries are pawns to be quietly traded back to their US handlers and bosses – sooner or later.

      • FlorianGeyer

        I would think that the cops who arrested the US mercs will be in serious trouble :)

        Cops in US vassal states are not meant to to that sort of thing to peace loving US scumbags.

  • Joe Kerr

    Bay of Pigs #2… this human trash should be hung from the nearest tree. More factual news studiously avoided by the MSM.

  • FlorianGeyer

    ” were taken into custody while in suspicious cars without license plates.”

    There are licence plates with the weapons, so it appears that the mercenaries are not the brightest buttons in the box, as to travel without plates showing on the cars is careless , and to have plates and not afix them to the cars, is stupidly careless.

    As an aside, were the weapons seized in Venezuela a couple of weeks ago in a flight from Miami, also destined for US mercenaries to fire up trouble ?

    • yiehom

      “the weapons seized in Venezuela”
      Lol. The proverbial “aid” from amerikan people, people are better off without.

  • Empire’s Frontiers

    Obviously a few wayward tourists who happened to stumble upon a weapons cache and were simply looking to report their finding to the nearest authorities.

    Nothing to see here. No agent provocateurs prepared to incite violence or anything like that.

  • Smaug

    Bit of a discrepancy here, why would Haitian police detain them if they were working for their government? It is believable that the US sent contractors to quietly assist the Haitian government (see the link below). It is also believable that these were journalists and there were no weapons involved, just corrupt police. It is also plausible that these men were in some way foreign volunteers involved with the revolt.
    …….
    South Front, you are way to quick to present a full blown interpretation of events, but more importantly you present this INTERPRETATION as fact.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH_JZzSvUWs

    • Joe Kerr

      From the report:
      Haiti’s police chief, Michel-Ange Gédéon, told CNN the eight individuals are being held for possession of illegal weapons.

      Seems you have trouble in English comprehension, a common problem afflicting those with bone for brain syndrome.

  • Sinbad2

    Should have shot them on the spot.

  • Pave Way IV

    “…AS PART OF SUSPECTED MERCENARY GROUP HIRED TO QUELL PROTESTS IN HAITI…”

    How can this little batch of terrorists quell any protests? I would think they were sent there to instigate protests and shoot up some police/soldiers so U.S. puppet Moise could justify a vicious military crackdown (or maybe beg for US intervention). No proper sniper rifles or optics, just regular gear – these guys were hired thugs/bodyguards. The US already got them released and flown back to the states, no questions asked.

  • EziliDanto

    To answer some of the questions in the comment section here, and learn what the press won’t reveal or simply doesn’t know, for an exhaustive Haiti report, go to #FreeHaiti at https://ezilidanto.com/2019/02/american-strike-force-arrested-in-haiti-go-free/